Chris Evans discusses “farewell tweet” after fans feared he was quitting Marvel

Is he leaving after all?

Chris Evans has said that he’s not necessarily leaving Marvel, after an online post was widely interpreted as confirmation that he’ll vacate the role of Captain America.

Posting on Twitter earlier this month, the MCU star said it had been “an honour” to play the role as filming came to an end on Avengers 4.

“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least”, he wrote on Twitter.

“Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honour. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”

However, he’s now confirmed that we’re perhaps reading too much into his tweet.

Speaking at ACE Comic Con in Chicago, he said: “I should clarify that I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in some way a spoiler.

“I should clarify that regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would have tweeted the exact same thing. That last day of filming was a very emotional day and it was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry.

“You feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I’d feel. And I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude. I know it had a ripple effect but I am neither confirming nor denying anything.”

Earlier this year, Evans announced that he was ready to leave his role as the superhero in Marvel’s cinematic universe, telling New York Times he expects it to be his last in Captain America’s red, white and blue suit. “You want to get off the train before they push you off,” he said.
The actor has played Captain America since the 2011 movie, Captain America: The First Avenger. The next instalment in the Avengers series is as yet untitled, but is scheduled for release on May 3, 2019. You can find out all the latest on the film here.